Shawsville wildfire grows to 250 acres, 90% contained

Wildfire in Shawsville (10 News viewer)

SHAWSVILLE, Va.UPDATE:

Department of Forestry gave an update on Sunday morning saying the fire has grown to 250 acres and is 90% contained.

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They are expecting the fire to be 100% contained late Sunday.

No homes or structures have been lost.

UPDATE:

Officials gave an update at 9 p.m. on Saturday saying the fire has grown to 100 acres and is 50% contained.

They said those numbers could change rapidly because of the windy conditions.

UPDATE:

Officials gave an update at 7 p.m. on Saturday saying the fire is moving away from homes in the area.

At least 30 acres have burned in the area and two homes had to be evacuated.

There is no word on the percentage of containment.

The Virginia Department of Forestry and local first responders are on the scene battling the fire.

No additional evacuations are anticipated at this time, according to officials.

A cause of the fire is unknown, and will be investigated.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Emergency crews in Montgomery County responded to a wildfire in the 4300 block of Fishers View Road in Shawsville on Saturday.

We’re told residents are being urged to evacuate the area due to the wildfire.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, the fire was approximately 80 acres.

Updates will be posted here.


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